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"There are an unbelievable..." Louisiana Restaurant Tip by mattjreynold

Louisiana Restaurants: 65 reviews and 56 photos

There are an unbelievable amount of restarants in Lafayette, with one opening almost everyday the selection is great. Here is a list of my personal favorites and the type of food they offer.

First let me say that some of the best food in Lafayette is cooked at lunch. All locals know where to get the best lunches and 'plate lunches', some places offer huge lunches to go for very inexpensive ($5+). The best lunch, in my opinion is cooked at T-Coon's, a small place in the downtown. I suggest the crawfish etouffee over catfish, skip breakfast that day. they also have a great fried chicken, and the rolls! some other great places for lunch (in downtown) are Tsunami for Sushi, Antlers for homecooking (think rice, meat & gravy), Dwyer's is very popular with locals and also has homecooking as well as the most popular breakfast everyday. Don's has seafood and great bloddy marys and also worth a look are Pat's downtown, Chris' Po-Boys (a type of sandwich). Also, the Pinnacle has great burgers and the best meatloaf on Thursdays.

For Dinner, some of my favorites include: Zea rotisserie and grill, awesome duck! Guamas, caribbean food that kicks. Pimon Thai, Gang Panang is THE dishas well as a Seafood Pho. Blue Dog Cafe has great noveau Cajun and a great atmosphere. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, very popular with the ritzy crowd, very expensive. Dean-O's, pizza with a cajun twist, try the Marie LeVeaux. La Pizzeria, Italian with the best desserts. Picante, good authentic mexican, Prejeans's has awesome cajun food and live music. Good Cajun food can also be found at: Paul's Pirouge in Carencro, Maison de Ville in St. Martinville, Black's in Abbeville specalizes in oysters, Deaneaux's has very good boiled crawfish. Avoid eating in hotels.

Favorite Dish: T-Coon's for the Crawfish Etouffee over Fried Catfish can not be beat. Don't forget your roll!

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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